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Burton win on special day
 Women's Football News 30 Apr 2015
 
Burton win on special day - 30 Apr 2015 - Women's Football NewsBurton Albion 4 Gillway Ladies 0
at the Pirelli Stadium; Attendance: 427

Four different scorers from the Burton Albion Ladies senior section was enough to win an excellent footballing occasion at the Pirelli Stadium in the Lydia Bennett Memorial Trophy. 
 
The Brewers Ladies started the game well and had the better of the early chances as Emily Bridge and Abbie Taylor went close with strikes from within the area resulting in excellent saves from the Gillway stand-in goalkeeper Annie Rushton-Butters.
 
The first half turned into an even end to end game with Gillway creating chances from Bryony Gavin and Stacey Rogers but it was the Brewers who broke the deadlock in the 31st minute when Natalie Eley calmly slotted home from 12 yards to the delight of her team mates and the home crowd.
 
Gillway continued to press to get an equaliser and had an excellent chance just before half time when the away team skipper Hayleigh Sutton`s cross-cum-shot brought home keeper Charley Lee into action with a save collected at the second attempt.
 
The second half brought changes from the home side including Ruby Hallam, who was fresh from winning the Ladies Player of the Year award at the BAFC Awards dinner the night before.
 
The second half started with limited chances but as soon as the players started to settle into the game and the occasion you could see the tempo start to lift both teams' work rate and quality of chances.
 
The Brewers sealed their second goal after a cross into the box wasn't cleared and striker Elicia Snape turned before finishing in style to extend the Brewers lead. Shortly after, Snape could have made it three but a poor connection resulted in the ball just going over the bar from a great delivery from Lauren DaCasto.
 
The 70th minute brought a substitution with the exchange of Norwegian striker Nora Hegland replaced by Charlotte Emery, who didn't wait long to get on the scoresheet at the ball was delivered from the left across the box for Emery to tap home at the back post.
 
Captain Alice Clason and her fellow centre midfielder Amber Lawrence now were controlling the middle of the park and key players in Burton stepping up a gear in the final 25 minutes, as Gillway started to tire.
 
Goal number four arrived in the 81st minute when Ruby Hallam beat the right full back for pace before curling a shot in the far bottom corner from just inside the box to seal the win to the delight of the crowd of 427.
 
After the game both teams united in a group photo with the trophy to show the close bond between the two teams and players. The Lydia Bennett Memorial Trophy was then presented to the winners Burton Albion Ladies by Lydia`s mother and father.
 
Adam Smallman, Burton's Head of Football commented: "The players of both teams can be proud tonight with their performance in an excellent game enjoyed by a great crowd of 427 people. Tonight was about celebrating Lydia and also allowing people from near and far to come along and enjoy women's football in Burton.
 
"Our focus now at the club turns to Sunday's games and our development team cup final next Wednesday night against Shrewsbury Town Ladies at Stafford Town FC - 7.30pm."

 
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